As one of the earliest high-end brands in China, Starway’s initial route was really not smooth. Recently, however, with the launch of Eta Ursae Majoris and the "big changes" in the design and configuration of Lingyun and Lanyue, their sales have also increased significantly. When it comes to today’s electric vehicles, there is no need to accumulate technology in the fuel age, which greatly reduces the threshold for "new forces" to enter the industry, and also leads people to define "good cars" as "refrigerators, color TVs and big sofas". But personally, I think that only by building a good fuel car can we play electric cars more clearly. And the test drive of the Star Road Star Era has given us a satisfactory answer.
Speaking of the Star Road Star Era series, it is a "new force" born under the Star Road brand, such as Geely Galaxy, Changan Qiyuan, GAC Ai ‘an, and Chery’s own Fengyun and Jietu Shanhai, which belong to a special new energy series. The first car owned by Xingtu Xingyu Era is a wide-body coupe that looks very handsome. The new car is based on Chery’s brand-new high-end intelligent electric platform "E0X", and the core tone of this platform is "comfort". At the same time, under this platform, the intelligent S7 developed in cooperation with Huawei was born, which is relatively more intelligent.
In design, Star Age ES creates an elegant sense of movement. The front face adopts the phoenix-feather butterfly face designed by bionic elements, and the three-dimensional level formed by the slender light strip and the English logo of EXEED on the hood also inherits the family characteristics of this brand. Headlights do not adopt the split design of today’s bad customs, but a set of ISD intelligent interactive lights is designed at the position of the air guide below, which can display a variety of patterns, making the whole vehicle full of futuristic feeling and more in line with the public aesthetics.
On the side design, the slender body creates an extremely elegant atmosphere, and the design of the slip back is natural and the proportion of the body is extremely perfect. The length, width and height are 4945/1978/1480mm and the wheelbase is 3000mm respectively. The data of the whole vehicle also fully conforms to the positioning of a C-class car, and all the popular elements such as hidden door handles and frameless doors are also fully equipped.
The tail shape is relatively simple, the blackened penetrating taillights echo the front face, and the English logo of "EXEED" Star Way brand is embedded below, which is more layered.
At the same time, the new car is also equipped with an active electric tail, which is adjustable from 0-15 degrees to 2 gears, and can automatically rise and fall with the speed. It can also be controlled by the car screen, voice and mobile APP.
In the interior design, the whole vehicle creates a stronger sense of movement on the basis of minimalist style. The light-colored interior makes the car look more spacious, and the instrument is designed with a small size and closer to the windshield, which also avoids the excessive deviation of the line of sight when driving, and is also equipped with a HUD head-up display. The interior also uses a penetrating atmosphere lamp, which has the effect of breathing color change.
As for the car, the new car does not use the conjoined screen, but makes the size of the central control screen larger, and the built-in functional applications are also extremely rich. Lion AI full-scene voice assistant has multi-tone recognition and also has a certain language learning ability. The car is also equipped with a 960W 21-channel stereo and two main driver’s headrest stereos, providing exclusive functions such as immersion mode/navigation mode/private mode.
In terms of space, thanks to the brand-new pure electric architecture platform design, the cabin space utilization rate of Xingji ES is as high as 70.2%, the front seats are soft and well wrapped, and the waist support is also in place, which also effectively avoids the fatigue of long-term driving.
The rear row space is quite abundant, and it has obvious advantages in the same class, whether it is head space, leg space or lateral space. With the wide, comfortable and soft-touch seat settings, Xingyue ES can really compete with C-class cars of the same size, such as Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
In terms of power, Star Road Star Era ES provides three motor configurations, among which the maximum power of two rear-drive models is 252 HP and 313 HP, and the peak torque is 356N·m and 425N·m respectively. The model we test-drive is the Ultra performance version with top matching, with comprehensive power of 480N·m, comprehensive torque of 663N·m, acceleration of 3.7s per 100 kilometers, comprehensive endurance of 650 kilometers, and proper super-running level. In the pure rear-wheel drive model, in addition to the 605 km and 570 km CLTC battery life, the 905 km version is also very eye-catching. It is not an exaggeration to say "far ahead" in the field of electric vehicles.
Of course, as a pure electric vehicle with two motors, it is not new to accelerate quickly. Such as the tidal wave and linear power output, we can "see who is on the road". Of course, as a generation growing up from the fuel age, the quiet driving feeling of electric vehicles may be too uniform. However, Xingyue ES has another specialty, that is, its chassis.
Star Age ES is equipped with intelligent air suspension+CDC electromagnetic damping system. It can use perceptual hardware and intelligent algorithm to preview the speed bump, adjust the suspension damping in advance, improve the ride comfort when passing through the speed bump, and suppress the roll when cornering. At the same time, in a variety of working conditions, it has four modes: energy saving, comfort, sports and self-definition, which can realize the height adjustment of-10 mm-+50 mm and make a car change into an SUV in seconds.
Under the actual experience, we can feel that this chassis has a strong sense of weight, especially in the comfortable mode, the vehicle is like a suspension, which can fully resolve the particles on the road surface and is very soft for the speed bump.
In sports mode, the suspension has a more tough "Q-bomb" texture, and at this time it is more inclined to a high-performance car. At the same time, with the front high-order double wishbone+rear five-bar independent suspension, especially the front double wishbone effectively enhances the grip of the front wheel when cornering, which makes the whole vehicle feel like "hitting where it points" when cornering, and with the precise steering, the excellent handling has achieved the feeling of integration of people and vehicles.
Judging from the performance of the whole vehicle, Star Road Star Era ES really looks like an international mature product. In particular, the comfort and compactness of the chassis, the quietness and advanced feeling reflected in driving, these subjective feelings really do not have a set of measurable data standards. However, if we compare the two brands of Volkswagen and Audi, we will find the obvious difference between them in NVH. And Star Age has indeed achieved the standards of luxury brands. Of course, this is not only a pile of configuration, but an overall adjustment level. As the first step of Xingtu brand’s transformation to new energy, such a product’s excellent product strength also shows full sincerity.